self-sacrificing

adjective

self-sa·​cri·​fic·​ing
ˌself-ˈsa-krə-ˌfī-siŋ,
 also  -fə-siŋ,
or
-ˌfī-ziŋ How to pronounce self-sacrificing (audio)
: sacrificing oneself for others
self-sacrificingly adverb

Examples of self-sacrificing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s the self-sacrificing Texas teenager who’s helping her mom make ends meet by cashing out her own college fund. Jason Linkins, The New Republic, 25 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-sacrificing was in 1817

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“Self-sacrificing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-sacrificing. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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